Ahead of tomorrow’s July 1 Republic Day celebrations in Ghana, President John Dramani Mahama has granted amnesty to some 900 prisoners across the country.
The presidential pardon was granted based on ill health, advanced age and satisfactory behaviour of inmates. So this means, about 900 prisoners who have not finished serving their sentences will become FREE MEN/WOMEN.
Amnesty is a democratic principle, frequently used all around the world—but trust Ghanaians to be skeptical about the President’s move.
One of such persons was a Ghanaian who commented on Facebook in relation to this issue, saying. “Chaiii… He Just Won 900 votes… … Or Ex Convicts Can’t Vote??? Hehe”